Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student's homework required her to use the law of cosines, which hadn't been taught in class, so I tried to find a way to solve some of her problems without using it. I think we ended up in a good place."
"There wasn't a lot of calculus today. It was mostly work with exponential decay. We worked on problems to both create exponential decay equations, to compute values using these equations, and calculate half-life from these equations. Overall, the student seemed comfortable with the material, even when we started taking the derivatives of said functions."
"This ended up being my last session with the student. We started by reviewing some of the missed questions or imperfect answers on his last exam, and we spent an equal amount of time on some review questions that he identified as being worth discussion. We had fun with differentiation, used an anti-derivative to identify a function, and we went over critical points. We shook hands and I wished him good luck on his final."
"This lesson involved finding the volume of solids generated by rotating curves about certain lines. The student entered the lesson uncertain of how to proceed, but he left the lesson with a greater understanding of the procedures used. I instructed him to review the problems that we did in order to solidify his understanding of the material."
"This session consisted of taking the derivative of various types of functions. These functions were log functions and exponential functions. The student was very interested in figuring out how to solve for y and take the derivatives implicitly. In the very beginning, we also covered the rate of change of an exponential growth function. When she attempted problems on her own, she did very well when taking the derivative."
"This session covered left, right, and midpoint Riemann sums to estimate an area under a curve. We discussed the limit method to estimate the area. We mainly went over the student's homework problems and discussed them in detail. He was very engaged and understood the problem very well."